Tag Archives: recruiting candidates

Do You Need a CFO?

“Do I need a CFO?” This question pops up casually at almost every lunch or event I attend. And it’s not surprising for CEOs with good controllers and accounting managers to struggle with it. The lines between unique skill sets are blurred in many companies; however the differences are important and should not be overlooked. …

Showing the Strategic Value of HR – Part 2

4 key steps to creating a value-added HR organization As a long-time HR consulting firm, when the vcfo team goes in to help HR departments with a project or issue, what we often find is a team that is stuck in the proverbial HR “weeds.”Team members are often focused on HR for the sake of …

Why a Strategic, Not Reactive, Recruiting Approach Works for Us and Can Benefit You in 2017

In life and in work, strategic planning and preparation can go a long way. As a provider of recruitment services for a variety of client types, my team and I serve a range of diverse placement needs throughout the year at vcfo. While last-minute recruiting is sometimes necessary, we urge clients to develop a flexible …

Recruiting Millennials

As members of another generation, whether you’re a Baby Boomer or part of Generation X or Y, communicating with the Millennial Generation can oftentimes require methods or tools you don’t normally use. Born between 1982 and 2004, you need different communication tools to connect effectively with this generation. As professionals outside of this generation, we …

What Overtime Exemptions Mean for Your Business

In 2014, President Obama directed the Department of Labor to update the regulations governing exemptions of executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employees from the minimum wage and overtime pay protection of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)1. President Obama and Secretary Perez announced on May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor’s final rule updating overtime …

Showing the Strategic Value of HR – Part 1

From “necessary evil” to business partner: seeing the value-add in HR Quick question: Is your human resources (HR) department considered overhead or a valuable business partner? If you answered overhead, then we need to talk. Is HR really overhead? The short answer to “is HR overhead?” is “yes” because HR is not a profit center. …

Hiring Experienced Employees: The Quantity vs. Quality Debate

When analyzing a candidate’s experience level for a position, what’s more important: the tenure of the previous jobs or the quality of work accomplished? Often, multiple, short-term positions can imply a lack of focus or an inability to complete long-term projects; however, in contrast, a candidate with a few lengthy positions may not have been …

Why Do Employees Stray?

Five reasons that motivate employees to look for a new position “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.“ For employees, the temptation to move on can be great. Some surveys estimate the average employee tenure is about 5 years. With employee recruitment costs estimated as high as 35% of the first …

Culture Eats Strategy Every Time…

We have all heard the famous phrase, “Culture eats strategy every time.” In terms of hiring, what does this really mean to an executive or manager looking to bring new people on to their team? More than you might think… Take, for example, the situation where a manager needs to hire a new person to …

It’s All About the Networking

It doesn’t seem like a day goes by where I hear this comment from a candidate, “I sent in my resume and I felt I was pretty qualified, but I didn’t hear a thing back. Not even a rejection letter.” This is all too common today to have candidates send in a resume only for …